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Grace Ellen (Jepsen) Howard

July 20, 1935 ~ June 12, 2019 (age 83)


Grace Ellen Howard, 83, of Greensburg, formerly of Jeannette, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Julius and Sadie Brethauer Jepsen.  Grace was a registered nurse and graduated from Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh.  Prior to retirement she was employed as a secretary in her family’s business, Howard Gasoline and Oil Company, Harrison City.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Greensburg.   She had many friends and enjoyed visiting them and other residents of Redstone Highlands.  She also enjoyed knitting and making rubber stamped greeting cards for friends and family.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Edna M. Glunt and brothers, Robert E. and Elwood M. and Wesley A. Jepsen.  Grace is survived by her husband of 63 years, Clifford N. Howard; her children, Thomas Howard (Michelle) and Sharon Johnson (Ralph); a sister, Irene K. Mutzig; her grandchildren, Andrew Howard (Alisha), Nicole Howard Gagan (Josh), Melissa Johnson Woodward (Max) and Juliann Johnson;  her great grandson, Ryan Howard; also, several nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be private.  Grace’s funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 am in First Presbyterian Church, 300 South Main Street, Greensburg.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Grace’s name to, Redstone Highlands Benevolent Care Fund, 6 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601.  For online condolences, please visit


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Funeral Service
June 15, 2019

11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church
300 South Main Street
Greensburg, PA 15601

Private Visitation


Redstone Highlands Benevolent Care Fund
6 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg PA 15601

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